| Mar 29, 1999
Mary Susan Herczog chronicled her battle with breast cancer in The Times from December 1997 to August 1998. Today, she updates us.
After going down the "how's this and how's that?" checklist and getting variations on "just fine, thanks" in response,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Three years ago, University of Pennsylvania researchers wondered whether their early success with a novel immune therapy was the dawn of a revolution in cancer treatment, or a fluke.
Now they know the answer, and so do other experts in the cautious world...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:20 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The ailments of old age have taken a toll on Evan Whisenant. In the past few years, she's dealt with osteoporosis and cataracts. She's gone through a couple of bouts with melanoma. Her lung function is low, and she has problems with her...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Jonathan W. "JP" Pine Jr., a longtime editor at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer Health who had been active in several patriotic organizations, died Thursday of lymphoma at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
The Roland Park...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After a surgical scandal involving a cardiologist brought St. Joseph Medical Center to its knees, the medical staff left behind struggled to move forward.
Patients and doctors fled in droves after the scandal broke in 2009. Negative headlines beat at...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Looking like something out of "Star Wars," a new handheld gadget is saving South Florida patients from multiple sticks of the needle.
The AccuVein and its competitor, the VeinViewer Flex, use infrared or near-infrared technology designed to make veins...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:20 PM
SEATTLE Best known in the popular imagination as a poisonous murder weapon "inheritance powder," it was once called arsenic also has a storied history of therapeutic use, embraced by healers in China for more than two millennia.
Thirteen years ago,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:54 PM
In January, 8-year-old Luke French will return to Lincoln Elementary after spending much of the past year recovering from cancer treatments that tested his strength and set him on a path toward recovery.
In early December 2012, an MRI scan revealed two...
| Nov 20, 2013
In the 49 years since the Surgeon General's first report on the dangers of tobacco use, 3,800 youth under 18 years of age continue to start smoking every day. One of every three of those will develop a lifelong addiction to nicotine that ultimately...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:55 AM
AVON — Once Morgan Platt heard "Roar" by Katy Perry, she knew it was the right song to use for her music video.
The 10-year-old Avon resident is in fourth grade at Roaring Brook Elementary School and a patient at the Connecticut Children's Medical...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group added a new specialty on Nov. 12 when TPMG Cancer Care opened with Dr. Guy W. Tillinghast.
Tillinghast attended a three-year hematology-oncology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.,...